[ltp] Choice of ThinkPad T61

Paul Seelig linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:27:56 +0200

On 05/21/2013 03:41 PM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I've a choice of two T61's:
>   T7300 (7659) with Intel GMA X3100 graphics
>   T7500 (7663) with nVidia Quadro graphics
> Am I right in thinking the first would be best with Linux?
Unlike the nVIDIA graphics chip, which on T61 and machines of the same
generation from other vendors is infamous for failure, a CPU can easily
be replaced. On the T61 this involves including the T9300 or T9500 CPU.

Other than that, according to my own experience with Debian, both T61
variations work just fine in Linux. Only the infamous nVIDIA chip might
inadvertedly fail some day, so better stick with Intel graphics.